siz·​able | \ ˈsī-zə-bəl How to pronounce sizable (audio) \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ ˈsī-​zə-​blē How to pronounce sizably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.

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Even today, proceeds from the Candy Dance weekend cover a sizable amount of the town's annual budget. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 On school construction, which typically consumes a sizable amount of the available state bonding, there seems to be consensus in how much to spend. Ct Mirror,, "How much should the state put on its credit card? Legislators push debate into special session.," 6 June 2019 In 2013, TechCrunch reported that a full 11.4 percent of the top 200,000 Tumblrs were adult-oriented, and adult sites were sending Tumblr a sizable amount of traffic. Lux Alptraum, The Verge, "How Tumblr went from being the most porn-friendly social media site to banning porn," 5 Dec. 2018 And finally there’s a big hit in waiting — Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, which opens over Christmas and looks likely to make a sizable amount of money. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "It looks like the Oscars are going to nominate a bunch of big hits for Best Picture," 30 Nov. 2018 What makes the set significant is the sizable amount of new Joplin material. Marc Myers, WSJ, "‘Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills’ Review: A Classic Album’s Untold Story," 20 Nov. 2018 Close the container and vigorously shake the sprouts up and down until a sizable amount of leaves have fallen off. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The Easiest Ways to Prep a Bunch of Brussels Sprouts at Once," 25 Oct. 2018 One new Pixel 3 feature that might suck up a sizable amount of space is the new camera RAW support, which offers more flexible image files that are often 10x the size of their JPG counterparts. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Pixel 3 XL review—Google software deserves better than this hardware," 15 Oct. 2018 That’s a sizable amount of money, especially considering that his most recent financial disclosure documents showed reportable assets in the range of $15,000 to $65,000. Joe Knowles,, "Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got into debt buying Nationals tickets," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


variants: or sizeable \ ˈsī-​zə-​bəl \

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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